Here at Streetline a client recently asked us to replace some sensors from a competitor in one of their parking lots. As we examined the area in question, we found sensors less than a year old broken into pieces.

 Retail-grade sensors without industrial reliability and with only a single sensing device require frequent replacement, which inevitable requires significantly higher investments in project planning and oversight from the owner of the land they were installed on.

 Given the effort and planning required to install a sensor, not only by the company but by whoever owns the land the sensor will be placed on, it’s a critical investment to put quality, reliable sensors into a parking place the first time around. Streetline has been in business since 2005, and we’ve gone through ten different revisions of sensor design in that time. Everything from weight and pressure (Streetline’s sensors are fully encased in epoxy and IP67 rated) to weather damage (Streetline’s sensors are waterproof) to nearby dumpsters and construction (Streetline’s sensors have two magnetometers and can filter out electromagnetic interference from nearby metal objects) to snowstorms (Streetline’s sensors have a light sensor that can put the sensor into sleep mode to conserve energy while the sensor is buried under heavy snow).

 Streetline also has both flush sensors that can be installed level with pavement to avoid snowplows and street sweeping, or surface-mounted sensors that are easier to install. Based on our long experience, we’ve found it’s smarter to do things the right way the first time around.